Man arrested after allegedly urinating on slot machine |

Man arrested after allegedly urinating on slot machine

Adam Jensen

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – Douglas County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a 21-year-old Truckee man on suspicion of trespassing and assault Sunday morning after he allegedly urinated on a slot machine and became combative with deputies and casino security officers.

Deputies responded to MontBleu Casino, Resort & Spa about 4:20 a.m. after casino security made several attempts to kick the “extremely intoxicated” man out of the casino for displaying a bad attitude and interfering with security personnel’s job, including urinating on a slot machine, according to a deputy’s report.

After deputies arrived, they made several attempts to get the man to leave. He eventually walked towards Harrah’s Lake Tahoe, but made a final attempt to get back into MontBleu and got into a fight with a casino security officer, according to the report.

Deputies intervened and were able to subdue the man and get him into the back of a patrol car despite continued resistance and verbal tirades, according to the report.

The man was booked into Douglas County’s lake jail facility.

He suffered a bloody lip and scratches to his neck and hands from the incident, according to the report.

• Three South Shore residents were arrested in association with an alleged pickpocket scheme at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe on Friday, according to a Douglas County Sheriff’s deputy’s report.

A 27-year-old Stateline woman allegedly took the man’s wallet while they were dancing “butt to butt” at the Vex nightclub, according to the report.

She then allegedly passed it on to a 24-year-old South Lake Tahoe man who passed it on to a second 24-year-old South Lake Tahoe man who tried to hide the wallet in a nearby bathroom stall, according to the report.

Casino security personnel found the wallet and contacted authorities, according to the report.

The woman said she “panicked” when she realized she had taken the man’s wallet, so she gave it to a friend. She denied having plans to take the man’s wallet, according to the report.

Both men declined to talk to deputies without a lawyer present.

The woman was arrested on suspicion of theft and the men were arrested on suspicion of accessory to theft, according to the report.

• Three people were taken to Barton Memorial Hospital with complaints of pain around 3:22 p.m. on Sunday following rear end collision in front of Embassy Suites Hotel, said South Lake Tahoe Police Lt. David Stevenson.

Further details about the crash were not immediately available Tuesday afternoon.

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